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By ROB KASPER | July 18, 1998
THE DARK SIDE of getting a black eye is that it doesn't do much for your public image. Unlike a milk mustache, which, thanks to a clever advertising campaign, has become a sign of celebrity, a black eye is still regarded as public proof of bad behavior.Sporting a "shiner" makes you an easy target for wisecracks. "So you got mouthy with the wife and she let you have it?" quipped a lifeguard at my neighborhood swimming pool as I floated past him.I had gone to the pool to soak in the cool waters, to escape the rough-and-tumble world, to heal and hide.
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By Scott Dance | June 14, 2012
There isn't much weather news to report in Maryland and the mid-Atlantic this week other than to say ideal, calm weather is expected to last throughFather's Dayand the Star-Spangled Sailabration. No news is good news, right? Not when you're a weather blogger, but who can complain with 80 degrees and partly cloudy skies? For the peak of the Sailabration festivities on Saturday, mostly sunny skies and temperatures just shy of 80 are in the forecast, according to the National Weather Service.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2011
What's up this weekend? Some lucky  folks will be going to see Sade launch her first tour in a decade at 1st Mariner Arena, some folks will be gathering with their families on Father's Day, and some folks will be taking in the fun at the Baltimore Pride events around town. Some folks will be doing all of the above. I'm off to Starksboro, Vermont, for a wedding, with a stop in Nyack. Baltimore Pride kicks off tonight with an $85/person dinner at Gertrude's .  There were still tickets for Saturday night's Sade concert when I wrote this up. I gathered up some information about Father's Day promotions here . There really weren't so many of them, which makes sense.
TRAVEL
By Rachael Pacella, Special to The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2012
It looks like the weather will be a bit cooler this weekend, but sunny skies are still in the forecast. If you are headed down to the ocean for Father's Day, here are some things to watch for . Firetrucks . The town will be filled with them, so don't be alarmed- they're here to relax, not put out fires. This weekend, and into next week, the Maryland State Firemen's Association will be holding their annual convention - their 120th, according to MSFA's conference guide - at the convention center on 40th Street.
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By Richard Gorelick | June 9, 2011
Mom gets taken out in May, Dads not so much in June. Could be that's changing. Baltimore restaurants are tempting pops with steak, golf balls, beer and whiskey. Here's what I know about local restaurant promotions for Father's Day. Tell me more, either in the comments, or in an email to me at richard.gorelick@baltsun.com Cinghiale – Families can add to the collection of decorated wine bottles on display here by personalizing a wine bottle in Dad's honor. Bottles can be taken home.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2011
As a rule, dads don't get taken out to restaurants on Father's Day. Restaurants are trying to put families in seats on Sunday, luring them with steaks and golf balls. If you know of other restaurants with Father's Day promotions, drop me a line at richad.gorelick@baltsun.com Cinghiale ¿ Families can add to the collection of decorated wine bottles on display here by personalizing a wine bottle in Dad's honor. Bottles can be taken home. The Father's Day menu will highlight steaks, crispy fried vegetables and a unique fried Italian desserts.
FEATURES
By Rob Kasper | June 21, 1998
IT IS FATHER'S DAY, again. It is a day that stresses repetition. Innovation is not the theme here; ritual is. The same gifts -- socks or ties or shirts -- will be given to us. That is fine with most of us. We don't want to be surprised. We also look forward to our annual pat on the back, or backside. We also get to enjoy our favorite meal.The meal always lasts longer than other parts of the Father's Day festivities, which is fitting. Most dads don't cotton to prolonged sentimental ceremonies, but we don't mind lingering over extra helpings of strawberry pie.I have said all this before, but it bears repeating.
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By Kevin Cowherd | June 17, 2004
Before we get into how former President Bush ruined Father's Day, let me tell you about an Internet ad I came across a few days ago. "This Father's Day, give dad the thrill of a lifetime!" the ad said. "Let him experience ... parachuting!" And there was a picture of some middle-aged schlub falling from the sky while grinning and giving a big thumb's-up to the camera. As I stared at the ad, I could feel my feet begin to sweat. Look, I know there are dads out there who thrive on adrenaline rushes.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | June 19, 2005
The South Carroll Senior Center celebrated Father's Day early with a daffy salute to that most typical of dad gifts - the tie. A chorus line of tie-clad contestants paraded along the stage and waved their cravats to a cheering audience of about 200 gathered at the Eldersburg center for the festivities Thursday. They competed for prizes in myriad categories, leaving the decision on brightest, longest, zaniest and prettiest to the crowd's discretion. Center manager and emcee Karen Larrimore, dressed in a pink-print tie, polled the audience before awarding the winners.
SPORTS
By RICK MAESE | June 17, 2007
OAKMONT, Pa.-- --Earl Woods wasn't with his son at Pebble Beach in 2000. By then, Tiger Woods' father already had significantly scaled back his travel schedule. "It's Father's Day, and I can't tell you enough about what my dad meant to my golf," Tiger Woods said on the day he won his first U.S. Open, after posting one of the most impressive performances anyone had ever seen in a major. "I can't thank him enough. ... And to have my dad still alive while I won this championship on Father's Day, it's very important to me."
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By Craig Clary, cclary@patuxent.com | June 12, 2012
Jimmy Magee, a Cockeysville resident and tennis player for Boys' Latin Middle School, hopes to someday play for the Lakers' varsity tennis team. But what he's doing on the courts thisFather's Day, June 17, could make any contribution he eventually makes for the Lakers pale in comparison. Magee, an ambassador for the charitable organization, Kids Play For Good, is spearheading a doubles tennis tournament to fightParkinson's Disease, and support his uncle, Bryant Waters, who has the disease.
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July 19, 2011
50th wedding anniversary Donald and LaVonne Hanlon (Don and Bonnie) celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June with 20 family members in Williamsburg, Va. Family traveled from Oklahoma, North Carolina and Maryland, and spent the week getting acquainted and reacquainted. The couple married at the bride's hometown church, the First Evangelical United Brethren Church, in Scottdale, Pa., on Father's Day, June 18, 1961. To commemorate this golden anniversary, Don and Bonnie renewed their vows at the Community United Methodist Church of Maryland City on Father's Day, as they did on Father's Day in 1986 to celebrate their 25th anniversary.
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By Alli Harper | June 19, 2011
My dad spoke Kid — even Adult Kid. He knew that in challenging times, an "I'll be OK" from my brother or me really meant, "Stick with me. " Even when unsure of exactly what to do, he would just show up. I do not mean he would move in or plant on our couch — I mean that he would help us come up with a game plan, and then call every three hours even if just to say, "I love you. " In Kid, these calls translated into: "You are not alone. " He practiced the gospel of the "FUNdamentals," as he wrote the term he preached from our first lacrosse toss in the backyard and through his team dad years.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2011
What's up this weekend? Some lucky  folks will be going to see Sade launch her first tour in a decade at 1st Mariner Arena, some folks will be gathering with their families on Father's Day, and some folks will be taking in the fun at the Baltimore Pride events around town. Some folks will be doing all of the above. I'm off to Starksboro, Vermont, for a wedding, with a stop in Nyack. Baltimore Pride kicks off tonight with an $85/person dinner at Gertrude's .  There were still tickets for Saturday night's Sade concert when I wrote this up. I gathered up some information about Father's Day promotions here . There really weren't so many of them, which makes sense.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2011
As a rule, dads don't get taken out to restaurants on Father's Day. Restaurants are trying to put families in seats on Sunday, luring them with steaks and golf balls. If you know of other restaurants with Father's Day promotions, drop me a line at richad.gorelick@baltsun.com Cinghiale ¿ Families can add to the collection of decorated wine bottles on display here by personalizing a wine bottle in Dad's honor. Bottles can be taken home. The Father's Day menu will highlight steaks, crispy fried vegetables and a unique fried Italian desserts.
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By Lynda Paxton410-242-0414 | June 10, 2011
Worship with Halethorpe-Relay United Methodist Church's flock at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 19, and help your dad celebrate Father's Day with a tasty salute. Every gent will be gifted with homemade cookies as well as a special musical tribute. Walk in at 4513 Ridge Ave. Call 410-242-5918. A Father's Day contemporary worship in Arbutus United Methodist Church, 1201 Maple Ave., begins at 10 a.m. Dads, dress for comfort. Lively music is planned, along with special tributes for all fellas attending.
NEWS
By CARL T. ROWAN | June 18, 1995
Washington. -- I love new ties and shirts, so I awaken today, Father's Day, with the joyous knowledge that my children and grandchildren are going to deliver some sartorial delights.I awaken also with happiness that I am not among the sad statistics regarding fathers and families in America.I don't think I could hold my head up high enough to put a new tie on if I were among the millions of irresponsible fathers known as ''deadbeat dads.'' I read Thursday of a former Virginia lawyer who was hauled back from Florida and ordered to pay $132,000 in overdue child support.
SPORTS
By PETER BAKER | June 21, 1994
Last week, while headed south toward the mouth of the Choptank, the alarm on the fish finder sounded repeatedly while crossing Tolly Point Bar. With our minds set on catching black drum at the Stone Rock that day, the location was marked and a mental note made to return later to the mouth of the Severn River.On Father's Day, with my two sons, a dozen jumbo bloodworms and a cooler filled with enough sandwiches and sodas to feed and water a youth league baseball team, the fish finder again was marking large numbers of fish close over the old shell bottom at the mouth of the Severn.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick | June 9, 2011
Mom gets taken out in May, Dads not so much in June. Could be that's changing. Baltimore restaurants are tempting pops with steak, golf balls, beer and whiskey. Here's what I know about local restaurant promotions for Father's Day. Tell me more, either in the comments, or in an email to me at richard.gorelick@baltsun.com Cinghiale – Families can add to the collection of decorated wine bottles on display here by personalizing a wine bottle in Dad's honor. Bottles can be taken home.
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By Liz F. Kay | May 6, 2011
I surrender. It's only the beginning of May, and I'm already worn out by all the gift-giving required by modern society. Maybe it's that I sent a relative flowers for her birthday and my inbox has subsequently been innundated with daily reminders that Mother's Day is approaching. Or maybe it's because I didn't realize that part of my responsibility as a spouse was making sure that my husband fulfilled his maternal obligations as well. No, it's probably that I know I won't be delivering my own mother the present she's been wanting for years --- a grandchild.
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